At first I wasn’t a fan but the more I read about the artists and the symbolism they are winning me over.
Also, understanding these aren’t the official presidential portraits hanging in the Whitehouse but an artistic piece for a museum is important to note.
First African American president and First Lady painted by the first African American artists should be unique and different for that very reason.
As always, Michelle Obama hits all the right notes with subtlety and class. She shows us a patriotism clearly missing from the current occupant of the white house.
Such hate over a pretty scandal-free 8 years. They are an amazing couple and after a year of 45 trying to destroy America's values, I miss them.
Art is subjective and personal , for me these two art pieces are randomly generated and poorly executed . The Obama hope poster is something special and I love that , this however is hot garbage .
The hidden message is that if this is “art” then it’s good to defund the national endowment for the arts.
I wonder what diagnosis Vince Davis has that made him push the angry emoji over this article. He must be pretty mad
Why should presidential portraits be a forum for political messages, especially for someone like Wiley. If there's any doubt he's a racist look at his "An Economy of Grace" series. A better question might be why commission portraits at all with today's photography technology when the results are this?